Mini-Arguments on  Mood

 

 

What should be in your mini-argument?

 

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     Arguments don't always have to be full-blown essays with introductions, bodies, and conclusions.  In fact, most arguments aren't essays.  However, no matter what form your arguments take, written or aloud, you will always always always need to have the following to prove yourself:
 
  • A thesis statement!
  • Evidence, and when writing about literature, TEXTUAL evidence that you pull out of the story or poem and quote
  • Explanations of your evidence!  Explain what your evidence means and how it ties-back into your thesis.